Lilijan Rose is a singer and songwriter from the town of Solihull in the West Midlands region of the UK. She started singing just two years ago. On a whim she followed an advertisement for singing lessons. That impulse ultimately led her life down a new musical path.
Her new endeavour eventually led Lilijan to a friendship with the former Duran Duran guitarist, singer and songwriter (“Girls on Film,” “Rio”), Andy Wickett. Andy encouraged and inspired Rose to write and record her own original music. She took his advice, and her new career as an independent musician was born.
“Faces” is one of Lilijan Rose’s latest singles. The song is a beautiful bit of melancholy Alt-Folk. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, occasional piano and ethereal backing vocal harmonies Lilijan sings of a chance encounter with an old friend. They compare stories and memories as the singer notes the effect that passing time has had on each of their changing faces. Rose’s beautifully wistful lead vocal belies her status as a newcomer. With the tone, phrasing and style of a seasoned professional the singer delivers a lovely and nuanced performance.
I’m not the only one who thinks so. “Faces” won the Finalists award in the World Songwriting Competition with her co-writer Bob Emerson. Since launching her career, Lilijan Rose has released six songs and currently counts over 50,000 streams across multiple platforms. And now she is getting radio attention, having been featured recently on the popular UK independent music program “BBC Introducing.”
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